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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?
(a) At Gorings.
(b) At Sir Robert's door.
(c) In the Ladies Gallery.
(d) At Baron Arnheim's house.

2. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He asks her to come watch him speak.
(c) He is very excited.
(d) He agrees.

3. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?
(a) He simply changed his mind.
(b) He believes the Commission was misinformed.
(c) He has received proof that the Commission is wrong.
(d) He is angry and refuses to answer her.

4. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It would improve international relations.
(b) It would be a great international value.
(c) It is unsafe.
(d) It would be a waste of money.

5. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring call the item Mabel finds?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) Inconsequential.
(c) A pin.
(d) A useless bit of fluff.

6. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?
(a) Goring.
(b) Mason.
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

7. Who says, "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it."
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Sir Robert.
(c) Caversham.
(d) Goring.

8. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Goring.
(d) Lady Markby.

9. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?
(a) 15,000 pounds.
(b) 110,000 pounds.
(c) A good job.
(d) Nothing.

10. According to Mrs. Marchmont, who throws tedious parties?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) The Hartlocks.
(c) Lord Caversham.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.

11. According to Goring, what can't women discover?
(a) The truth about men.
(b) The truth about marriage.
(c) What men do when women aren't present.
(d) The obvious.

12. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) At Christmas time.
(b) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(c) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.
(d) The evening after the Chiltern's party.

13. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks him to go ahead with it.
(b) She asks him to withdraw it.
(c) She asks him to wait one more day.
(d) She asks if she can attend with him.

14. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) Good advice.
(b) Money.
(c) A keen wit.
(d) Politics.

15. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) Winter.
(b) Spring.
(c) The London season.
(d) The holiday season.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?

2. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?

3. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?

4. Where does Mrs. Cheveley say she got the letter containing the secret about Sir Robert?

5. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?

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